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A longtime federal judge in Texas who was reprimanded for making unwanted sexual advances has retired from the bench. U.S. District Judge Walter Smith Jr. in a letter to President Barack Obama said his retirement was effective last Wednesday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
Officials say a man has been charged in the death of a North Texas college student whose body was found dismembered and burned in a park. Grapevine police said Monday that 30-year-old Charles Dean Bryant has been charged with capital murder in the death of 24-year-old Jacqueline...
Texas is back in federal court yet again defending one of the nation's strictest voter ID laws - this time against charges that the state is violating its own recent agreement to soften the rules ahead of the November election. Last month, Texas approved letting residents who...
Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative’s inaugural Education and Workforce Summit in Austin. Governor Abbottestablished the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative in March 2016 to develop new tools to meet Texas’ workforce needs...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has spoken for the first time about how he incurred extensive severe burns on his lower legs and feet in July. The San Antonio Express-News reports Abbott explained Saturday that he was taking a shower while vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on July 7...
Records show there have been a rising number of accidents - both large and small - at Fort Hood over the last decade. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center says the number of reported accidents at the Army post in Killeen reached a 10-year high of 109 in 2015. Accident numbers...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of 25 suspected child predators following a joint operation led by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) and assisted by the attorney general’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU). Over a three...
Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn lambastes President Barack Obama for foreign policy failures that he says has made the whole world less safe than it was eight years ago. Cornyn says he just got back from a visit to Afghanistan and Iraq. “And as the Director of National...
A soldier is accused of killing a transgender woman in West Texas, and the FBI is investigating whether it was a hate crime. Police arrested 21-year-old Anthony Michael Bowden on Tuesday and charged him with murder. The El Paso Times reports that the FBI civil rights squad is...